July 8, 2010

This Week in Jazz History: July 8 to July 14

July 8
  • Arranger Bill Challis born 1904 in Wilkes Barre, PA.
  • Vocalist Billy Eckstine born 1914 in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Duke Ellington records At Newport, 1956 with the extended version of “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue.”
July 9
  • Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records “Things to Come,” 1946.
  • Saxophonist Frank Wright born 1935 in Grenada, MS.
  • Trumpeter Miles Davis records Blue Moods, with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Elvin Jones, 1955.
July 10
  • Trumpeter Cootie Williams born 1910 in Mobile, AL.
  • Vocalist Ivie Anderson born 1905 in Gilroy, CA.
  • Pianist/arranger/trumpeter Dick Cary born 1916 in Hartford, CT.
July 11
  • Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records The Stardust Session, with flugelhornist Wilbur Harden, 1958.
  • McKinney’s Cotton Pickers record their first session, including “Crying and Sighing,” 1928.
  • Blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson born 1897 in Couchman, TX.
July 12
  • Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves born 1920 in Boston, MA.
  • Trumpeter Conte Candoli born 1927 in Mishawaka, IN.
  • Drummer Roy Haynes records Vistalite with tenor sxophonist Joe Henderson, 1976.
July 13
  • Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler born 1936 in Cleveland, OH.
  • Art Tatum records “Willow Weep for Me,” 1949.
  • Benny Goodman records “Body and Soul,” 1935.
July 14
  • J.J. Johnson records Tangence, an orchestral album with Robert Farnon in London, 1994
  • Drummer Alan Dawson born 1929 in Marietta, PA.
  • Pianist Billy Kyle born 1914 in Philadelphia, PA.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz

1 comment:

  1. interesting, I have been examining the history of science myself so let me say that 50 years ago we sent up the first weather satellite and created the first laser